Upcoming Events


Open Call for Ideas

Public for All: Rethinking Shared Space in NYC Launch Event

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Join us on Tuesday, April 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at The Point Community Development Corporation (940 Garrison Avenue, Bronx) for the launch of Design Trust's open call for project ideas—Public for All: Rethinking Shared Space in NYC.


Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island’s Waterfront

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Staten Island’s North Shore is changing at an incredible pace. In many ways, the creative and cultural sectors aid this development, as they shape the place where they live and work. How do we ensure these sectors continue to have role in and connect to this transformation?

Past Events



Design Trust Happy Hour

Wednesday, February 08, 2017 @ 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Join Design Trust friends, fellows, partners, and supporters on Wednesday, February 8, from 5 to 7 pm, at the cozy TriBeCa bar Belle Reve at 305 Church Street.

Annual Appeal

Giving Tuesday 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 @ 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM

On this day of global generosity, YOU have the ability to make a great impact on the Design Trust for Public Space, and on the vitality of NYC's public space, places we share.

Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

The Future of Penn Station

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 @ 7:00 – 9:30 PM

Join us for a conversation examining the future of America's busiest transit hub.

Annual Benefit

2016 Art + Design Benefit Auction

Tuesday, November 01, 2016 @ 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Please join us on Tuesday, November 1 at Dune Studios to celebrate the Design Trust for Public Space's unparalleled work in revitalizing NYC's shared spaces at the 2016 Art + Design Benefit Auction.

Design Trust Council

Talk & Tour: TurnStyle

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 @ 5:30 – 8:00 PM

We invite the Design Trust Council members to TurnStyle for a special tour of NYC's newest retail development that transformed a century-old subway passageway into a vibrant public marketplace. 


Public Space Potluck

Public Space Potluck at Morningside Park

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 @ 6:00 – 7:30 PM

On Tuesday, August 23rd we will wrap up our summer public space potluck series at the historic Morningside Park in Harlem, completed in 1895. Join us from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. to dine and mingle with other urbanites.


Public Space Potluck

Public Space Potluck at Gantry Plaza State Park

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 @ 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Join us in celebrating public spaces throughout the five boroughs with our second Public Space Potluck of the season!


Public Space Potluck

Public Space Potluck in Lower Manhattan

Thursday, June 23, 2016 @ 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Gather with like-minded urbanists as we share a meal on Water Street for the first Public Space Potluck of this summer! 

Design Trust Council

Tour & Reception: Hudson Park and Hudson Yards 7 Subway Station

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 5:30 – 8:00 PM

The Design Trust and Coro Alumni invite the Design Trust Council members to enjoy insider access to the centerpiece of the new Hudson Yards district. 


Workshops & Forums

Mechanical Matters: Successful Ground-Floor MEP Design

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 @ 9:30 – 11:30 AM

Join us for an informative session on successful mechanical-electrical-plumbing design in mixed-use affordable housing, and earn AIA credits.


Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

Arts Connecting Staten Island

Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Join us for the discussion, Arts Connecting Staten Island: Powerful Civic Tools for Transformation, on Thursday May 12, from 6-7 pm at Cooper Union.

Design Trust Council

Breakfast Talk: Learn About LinkNYC with Intersection

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 @ 9:00 – 10:15 AM

The Design Trust Council members are invited for breakfast at Intersection’s downtown offices in the Woolworth Building to learn about LinkNYC – the innovative public-private partnership transforming the way the public engages on the City’s sidewalks.